Best Golf Gloves 2020

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The Complete Guide to Golf Gloves – including the Best Golf Gloves available in 2020 

The humble golf glove might not seem particularly important, but when you consider that your hands are the only part of you that touches the golf club, and the hand that plays the biggest role in your grip will be wearing a glove, you start to realise why you should choose your golf glove quite carefully. 

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To help you choose the best golf glove for your game, we've answered the key questions when it comes to glove selection, and then listed our pick of the best golf gloves in three key categories – leather golf gloves, synthetic golf gloves, and ladies golf gloves

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Which hand should I wear a golf glove on?

Right-handed golfers typically wear a glove on their left hand, while left-handed golfers wear a golf glove on their right hand. That’s because it’s actually your non-dominant hand that has the most contact with the grip and plays the main role in controlling the club.

A few golfers do like to wear a glove on both hands – Phil Mickelson does it sometimes, particularly in bad weather – while some prefer not to wear a glove at all.

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Phil Mickelson often wears two wet weather golf gloves when it's raining

What size golf glove should I wear?

Studies have shown that 98% of golfers wear a glove that is too big for them. A golf glove should feel very tight when you first put it on. You shouldn’t be able to pinch any material on the palm or fingers. If you can cover all of the Velcro with the fastening tab, that’s another sign it’s too big. Don’t be alarmed if your brand new glove feels a bit restrictive at first, it will loosen up within a few minutes or a few shots on the range.

Getting the right size golf glove is crucial

Should I go for a synthetic or leather golf glove?

Leather golf gloves give the softest feel, which is why they’re preferred by most professionals and discerning amateurs. The downside of leather golf gloves is that they don’t tend to last as long as synthetic ones, and they’re generally more expensive.

It’s really up to you to decide how much you’re willing to pay and how many rounds you want to get for your money.

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A good strategy can be to wear leather golf gloves during the summer, when you’re playing competitions and matches, and revert to cheaper synthetic golf gloves during the winter. Synthetic gloves tend to fare slightly better than leather golf gloves in wet weather, which is another benefit to that strategy.

Wearing the correct size golf glove will increase its lifespan, regardless of whether it’s leather or synthetic.

Best Leather Golf Gloves

Under Armour Spieth Tour golf glove

Under Armour Spieth Tour golf glove

Price: £22

Available: Right-handed and left-handed

Made from 100% cabretta leather, the Under Armour Spieth Tour golf glove provides excellent feel and a secure fit, designed to give you maximum control on every shot. 

TaylorMade Tour Preferred golf glove

TaylorMade Tour Preferred golf glove

Price: £19.99

Available: Right-handed and left-handed

The TaylorMade Tour Preferred golf glove is made from ultra-thin cabretta leather for optimum feel. The contoured wrist band is designed to wick moisture, perfect for sweaty hands. 

FootJoy Pure Touch Limited

FootJoy Pure Touch golf glove

Price: £25

Available: Right-handed and left-handed

The Pure Touch Limited is FootJoy's most premium golf glove, made from 100% cabretta leather. It's not available in all shops, but if you can find one, you'll get a top-quality golf glove aimed at the serious player. 

Srixon Cabretta Leather golf glove

Srixon Cabretta Leather golf glove

 

 

Price: £12.99

Available: Right-handed and left-handed

The Srixon Cabretta Leather golf glove is one of the cheapest leather golf gloves you'll find. It's fantastic value, providing the fit and feel you want for grip and comfort, at roughly half the price of some Cabretta leather gloves. 

Mizuno Tour golf glove

Mizuno Tour golf glove

Price: £18.99

Available: Right-handed and left-handed

Most leather golf gloves feature perforated holes for enhanced breathability and fit, but few have as many as the Mizuno Tour glove. It's very comfortable to wear, particularly thanks to a buffed interior.  

Ping Tour golf glove

Ping Tour golf glove

Price: £18

Available: Right-handed and left-handed

The Ping Tour leather golf glove features pre-curved fingers which really provides a natural feel straight from the packet. The wristband has moisture wicking technology, making it perfect for warm weather. 

Callaway Tour Authentic golf glove

Callaway golf glove

Price: £19.95

Available: Right-handed and left-handed

The Tour Authentic is Callaway's top of the range golf glove; check out the Callaway Dawn Patrol glove for a great leather option at a cheaper price point of £11.95. But if you want the best glove Callaway make, the one their tour pros wear, it's the Tour Authentic. It's one of the tackiest (in a good way) gloves you'll ever wear. 

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Best Synthetic Golf Gloves

FootJoy WeatherSof golf glove

FootJoy WeatherSof golf glove

 

Price: £10.99

Available: Right-handed and left-handed

One of the best-selling golf gloves of all time, the FootJoy WeatherSof is a great all-rounder. It features Cabretta leather in the palm and thumb for feel and comfort, while the rest of the glove is microfiber. It's a really solid golf glove in all weather conditions. 

Under Armour Cold Gear golf glove

Under Armour Cold Gear golf gloves

Price: £26

Available: Right-handed and left-handed

If you're shocked by the price tag, don't worry – the Under Armour Cold Gear golf gloves are sold in pairs. As the name suggests, they're designed for cold weather, the idea being you'll wear one on each hand to keep warm, thanks to a brushed interior and special lining that helps keep your hands warmer on winter days.

Wearing two gloves may take some getting used to, but it's a marked improvement on losing the feeling in your hands after two holes in the middle of winter. 

Wilson Staff ProFeel golf glove

Price: £9.99

Available: Right-handed 

Wilson Staff ProFeel golf glove

A mixture of synthetic leather and cabretta leather, plus mesh knuckles, this Wilson Staff golf glove offers a great mix of comfort and durability. 

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Best Women's Golf Gloves

FootJoy WeatherSof Ladies golf glove

FootJoy WeatherSof Ladies golf glove

Price: £10.99

Available: Right-handed and left-handed

The FootJoy WeatherSof is a great all-round glove that performs well in all weather conditions. 

Srixon Ladies Cabretta Leather golf glove

Srixon ladies golf glove

Price: £12.99

Available: Right-handed and left-handed

This excellent value for money 100% Cabretta leather golf glove from Srixon offers fantastic feel, comfort and grip. 

FootJoy Ladies Spectrum golf glove

FootJoy Spectrum ladies golf glove

Price: £19.99

Available: Right-handed and left-handed

For those that like to stand out on the golf course, the FootJoy Ladies Spectrum golf glove is the way to go. It is expensive, though, especially for a glove that's only part-leather. 

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